Ink Jet Stock For Printing (i.e., Stock Before Printing) Patents (Class 428/32.1)
  • Patent number: 10471691
    Abstract: A printable media comprising a supporting substrate, including fibers, having an image side and a non-image side, which contains an image receiving layer coated on the image side of the supporting substrate. The image receiving layer comprises pigment fillers, polymeric binders and ink optical density enhancement agents. Also disclosed is a method for producing the textured media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, Paul C. Landrum, Xulong Fu, Francois K. Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10293628
    Abstract: To provide a recording medium in which the ink absorbability and the color development properties of an image to be obtained are high and in which cracking in an ink receiving layer is sufficiently suppressed. A recording medium contains a base material and an ink receiving layer containing inorganic particles and a binder, in which the inorganic particles have an organosilicon structure having a quaternary ammonium group, an imino group or a substituted imino group, and a hydroxyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Isamu Oguri, Hisao Kamo, Tetsuro Noguchi, Masahito Miyabe, Naoya Hatta
  • Patent number: 10239329
    Abstract: A fabric print medium containing a fabric base substrate and a coating composition applied to the fabric base substrate. The coating composition includes a non-halogenated flame retardant agent having phosphorous-containing ingredient and nitrogen-containing ingredient at a 1:1 ratio, a water-soluble polymer binder and a water-soluble high-valence metal complex. Also disclosed are the method for making such fabric print medium and the method for producing printed images using said material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Bor-Jiunn Niu
  • Patent number: 10106695
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printing ink system containing glycosidic polymers and polyolefin- and/or Fischer-Tropsch-waxes and/or amide waxes and/or bio-based waxes and optionally pigments, binders and/or solvents. The glycosidic polymer has a specific surface area according to BET from a minimum 0.45 m2/g and a particle size distribution having an uniformity coefficient (D60/D10) to a maximum of 3.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Sebastijan Bach, Gerd Hohner, Timo Herrlich, Rainer Fell, Daniela True
  • Patent number: 10093076
    Abstract: A multilayer film, method of making a multilayer film, and method of applying the multilayer film to objects, wherein the multilayer film is comprised of a first adhesive layer; a flexible printable vinyl layer; an ink layer; a second adhesive layer; and a translucent polyvinyl fluoride film layer, and wherein the multilayer film has anti-graffiti, chemical resistant, and adhesive resistant capable of withstanding impairments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gittere, Tracy R. George
  • Patent number: 10040306
    Abstract: A printable film that contains a polymeric film substrate with a front side and a backside. The printable film contains also a light diffusion layer and an image receiving layer. The light diffusion layer is applied on the backside of the polymeric film substrate and contains inorganic particles, dispersing agents and polymeric binders. The image receiving layer is applied over the light diffusion layer on the backside of the polymeric film substrate. Also disclosed herein is the method for obtaining the printable film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, Francois K. Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 9855780
    Abstract: A print medium having a base substrate including a blend of cellulosic fibers, a sizing material present in an effective amount from about 0 Kg/Ton of the print medium to about 1 Kg/Ton of the print medium, and a multivalent cation salt present in a synergistic amount from about 4 Kg/Ton of the print medium to about 25 Kg/Ton of the print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John L. Stoffel, Jr., Silke Courtenay, Thomas Roger Oswald
  • Patent number: 9821589
    Abstract: The present invention provides coating composition for forming a toner receptive coating on a substrate containing a polymer comprising: (a) a N-vinyl amide monomer, (b) a vinyl acetate monomer, (c) a substituted or unsubstituted monomer comprising a cyclic ether, and (d) a solvent. The coating compositions may further comprise a (e) non-reactive hydrophobic monomer. The invention also provides substrates coated with the toner receptive coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ISP INVESTMENTS LLC
    Inventors: David K. Hood, Charles J. Wasserman, Karyn B. Visscher, Sounak Sarkar
  • Patent number: 9752043
    Abstract: A coating liquid includes a polymer particle, an aggregating agent for a coloring material, a nonionic surfactant having an HLB value within the range of 15.5 to 20, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Yamashita, Hirohito Yoneyama, Jun Kawahara, Chisato Urano
  • Patent number: 9732472
    Abstract: Described herein is a composition that can be used for treating media. The composition includes an organosilane treated water dispersible organic acid salt, a water soluble organic acid salt, a chelating agent, and an optical brightening agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Lokendra Pal, Xulong Fu, Xiaoqi Zhou
  • Patent number: 9696643
    Abstract: A multilayer laminate such as a label assembly having high opacity and desirable appearance characteristics is described. The laminate includes a facestock layer, an adhesive layer, and a liner layer. The facestock layer includes a print-receiving top coat layer that includes a combination of titanium dioxide and one or more optical brighteners. The combination of these materials avoids build up of static charges upon laser printing on the facestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Linwood G. Koger, William J. Buehne, Tamara L. McCartney, Wendy Shuttleworth, Le-Hoa Hong, Iliana Velazquez, Anahit Tataryan, Vikaas Gupta
  • Patent number: 9630437
    Abstract: A printable recording media containing a base substrate and a coating layer having a total solid content ranging from about 3 to about 65 weight percent by total weight of the coating composition and that includes from about 10 to about 90 weight percent of starch nanoparticles having a particle size ranging from about 40 to about 500 nm and from about 10 to about 90 weight percent of a water soluble divalent or multi-valent metal salt. Also described herein are a method for making the printable recording media and a method for producing printed images using the recording media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Lokendra Pal, Jr., Xulong Fu
  • Patent number: 9580868
    Abstract: A method of making paper or paperboard using a composition made by the hydrogenation or partial hydrogenation of an alkyl ketene dimer, alkenyl ketene dimer, or ketene multimer (collectively labeled H2-AKD). Also, relates to a paper or paperboard having increased water and water vapor resistance while maintaining good recyclability and repulpability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Solenis Technologies, L.P.
    Inventor: Clement L. Brungardt
  • Patent number: 9370954
    Abstract: Dot patterns are recorded on a recording medium at intervals determined in advance in a second direction using first and second head modules while relatively moving a recording head and the recording medium in the second direction. The dot patterns are optically read, and a density profile representing change in density in the second direction of a read image of the dot patterns is calculated. A repetition period of a waveform corresponding to each dot pattern in the density profile is calculated, and data of the density profile is integrated and averaged in each repetition period to calculate an integrated density profile. A peak position of a waveform corresponding to each dot pattern in the integrated density profile is obtained, and the amount of positional deviation is calculated based on each peak position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sasayama
  • Patent number: 9333737
    Abstract: A lithographic precursor includes a hydrophilic layer that presents a surface for lithographic interaction, and which is formulated to receive a pigment-based aqueous ink deposited (e.g., by inkjet) in an “imagewise” pattern. The compatibility between the ink and the hydrophilic layer is such that a baking step is not required for subsequent printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: VIM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aida Porat, Michael Karp, Ehud Shchori
  • Patent number: 9278515
    Abstract: A printing method for producing durable images is disclosed. Said method encompasses applying a pre-treatment composition, including a liquid vehicle and a polyvalent metal salt as fixing agent, onto a recording medium; applying an ink composition over said pre-treatment composition, said ink composition including an aqueous liquid vehicle and a colorant; and applying an over-print varnish composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: George Sarkisian, Ali Emamjomeh, Elizabeth Ann Visnyak
  • Patent number: 9074102
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cold transfer printing paste, a printing colorant and preparation methods thereof. Specifically, the present invention relates to: a cold transfer printing past, which contains polysaccharide, sodium L-pyrrolidonecarboxylate, an etherified starch and water; a printing colorant, which contains the paste of the present invention, an active dye, a defoamer, a flatting agent, a pH stabilizing agent and water; and preparation methods of the paste and the printing colorant. The cold transfer printing paste of the present invention and a printing colorant containing the paste are applicable in a cold transfer printing process, and have stable physical properties, thereby preventing decrease of the viscosity in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Newtech Textile Technology Development(Shanghai) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Po-Wen Chung
  • Publication number: 20150140237
    Abstract: A recording material for the ink-jet printing process with a carrier and at least one colour-receiving layer arranged on the carrier in the colour-receiving layer, containing a nanofibrillated cellulose and demonstrating an improved cracking behaviour in the image layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Schoeller Technocell GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schmidt, Gerd Papier, Michael Schlenstedt, Ralf Gericke, Andreas Fehlker
  • Patent number: 9034953
    Abstract: A surface treatment composition for inkjet media includes: at least one surface sizing agent selected from the group consisting of starch, starch derivatives, polymeric materials, and combinations thereof; and an ink fixative selected from the group consisting of at least one high valence metallic salt, at least one high valence complex poly-salt, and combinations thereof. The ink fixative is present in the surface treatment composition from about 10 weight% to about 50 weight% of the surface treatment composition. The at least one high valence metallic salt and the at least one high valence complex poly-salt have a valence greater than divalent. Additionally included are a method of making and a system for printing the surface treated media; and an inkjet printable paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Xiaoqi Zhou
  • Patent number: 9023472
    Abstract: The aqueous ink white pigment of the present embodiment contains a metal compound (1) which satisfies the following specific conditions of (A), (B), and (C). (A) The metal compound (1) described above includes titanium dioxide, and a metal compound (2) where a refractive index at a wavelength of 550 nm is 1.60 or more and 2.45 or less, when the total of the titanium dioxide described above and the metal compound (2) described above is 100 wt %, the content of the titanium dioxide described above is 50 wt % or more and 99 wt % or less and the content of the metal compound (2) described above is 1 wt % or more and 50 wt % or less. (B) The peak value of the volume particle size distribution of the metal compound (1) which is measured with a dynamic light scattering method is in a range of 100 to 700 nm. (C) The pore volume of the metal compound (1) described above which is calculated with the BJH (Barrett-Joyner-Halenda) method is 0.1 ml/g or more and 0.65 ml/g or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yukiko Egami, Hiroko Wachi, Norio Nakayama, Hiroshi Maekawa
  • Patent number: 8950138
    Abstract: A process for the manufacturing of surface elements is provided herein. The surface elements can include a decorative upper layer and a supporting core. A supporting core with a desired format is manufactured and provided with an upper side and a lower side. The upper side of the supporting core is provided with a décor, by for example printing, which décor is positioned after a predetermined fixed point on the supporting core. The upper side of the supporting core is provided with a protecting, at least partly translucent, wear layer by for example spray coating, roller coating, curtain coating and immersion coating or by being provided with one or more sheets of ?-cellulose impregnated with thermosetting resin or lacquer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventors: Krister Hansson, Johan Lundgren, Hakan Wernersson
  • Publication number: 20150035882
    Abstract: There is provided a method for appropriately coping with a case where a unique portion of a sheet is detected at the time of performing printing on a second surface of the sheet in both-side printing. If the unique portion position end mark is detected and it is determined that it is on the other side surface of the sheet, a length of the unique portion area is calculated. In addition, among images that are already printed by the printing onto the one side surface of the sheet, an image on the one side surface of the sheet corresponding to the calculated unique portion area is detected. Next, a group of the detected image on the one side surface and the image on the other side surface corresponding to the detected image are extracted as reprint data, which is stored in a predetermined memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiya Fujinaga
  • Publication number: 20150030788
    Abstract: A substrate suitable for use with digital imaging systems such as large-scale digital flatbed printers is provided. This substrate includes a first layer that further includes a durable material suitable for receiving a printed image; a second layer that is attached to the first layer, wherein the second layer further includes a material that is different than the material of the first layer, and wherein the second layer is operative to provide structural support to the first layer. The first layer may include a variety of papers, canvas or canvas-like material, or unbleached, uncoated, high-strength paperboard. The second layer may include a substantially rigid polystyrene core or other rigid or semi-rigid material. A third layer may be attached to the second layer and may include some or all of the components of the first layer. This printing substrate may include an integrated frame for providing structural support to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Elmer's Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. DOMANSKI, Constance HENSHAW, Candace L. OVERCASH, Gail Moore NELLIS
  • Patent number: 8883275
    Abstract: A inkjet recording medium and ink set including ink containing water, a hydrosoluble organic solvent comprising an amide compound represented by the following Chemical Structure 1, a surface active agent; and a coloring agent, and a recording medium containing a substrate; and a coated layer on at least one side of the substrate, wherein the transfer amount of pure water to the recording medium having the coated layer is 2 ml/m2 to 35 ml/m2 during a contact time of 100 ms and 3 ml/m2 to 40 ml/m2 during a contact time of 400 ms when measured by a liquid dynamic absorption tester at 23° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidefumi Nagashima, Hiroshi Gotou
  • Patent number: 8883274
    Abstract: An ink jet recording material comprises at least two layers of ink-receptive layers mainly containing inorganic fine particles having an average secondary particle size of 500 nm or less on a resin-coated paper having a resin layer on at least one surface of a base paper, and the ink-receptive layer nearer to the support contains a pearlescent pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
    Inventors: Masahiro Kawasaki, Toru Kaneko, Satoshi Kaneko, Daichi Miyake
  • Publication number: 20140302260
    Abstract: A wristband paper includes an ink-receiving layer formed on the upper side of the paper to be printed with ink, an adhesion layer and a separating layer for protecting the adhesion layer, which are formed on the lower side of the paper, wherein the ink-receiving layer is formed by applying a solution including polyethylene, polyvinyl alcohol and silica and then drying the solution. The wristband paper can be easily made into a wristband directly using a general printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Kyung-il Noe
  • Publication number: 20140255624
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include ink receptive media for use in prototyping and transfer of a UV curable acid resist ink to surfaces for etching. Further embodiments are directed to an ink receptive media used for prototyping and transfer of a UV curable acid resist ink to surfaces for etching. In some implementations the films of the invention are useful for transfer of acid resist inks, maximizing ink droplet contact angle, and ink receptive surface for prototyping inks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: IKONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daniel J. Kamben
  • Patent number: 8779057
    Abstract: The instant invention provides dye-encapsulated dispersions suitable for printing applications, method of producing the same, ink compositions made therefrom, delivery systems for such ink compositions, and articles having a coating layer derived from such ink compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Anne M. Kelly-Rowley, Timothy J. Young
  • Publication number: 20140168337
    Abstract: A print medium surface treatment includes a first composition that includes a filler, and a polymer that is non-film forming until it is subjected to film forming conditions. The first composition has a charge density that is large enough to promote crashing of particulate colorants of an ink and low enough to avoid crashing of the filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Gracy Apprisiani Wingkono, Xiaoqi Zhou, Christopher Cobbs
  • Publication number: 20140162192
    Abstract: Negatives, and laminates containing negatives, for exposing liquid photopolymers in UV flexographic plate making are created by printing opaque images directly onto the protective or release cover films used in plate making processes. Combining negatives and cover films in this way eliminates two layers and two interfaces in the exposure process, reducing cost and improving quality. By bringing the negative images as close as possible to the liquid photopolymer, printed dots of “digital quality” are created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: CHEMENCE, INC.
    Inventor: John P. MANEIRA
  • Patent number: 8714737
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a coated print medium, a method of preparing a print medium, and a printing system. The coated print medium includes a substrate and a coating applied to the substrate at coat weight from 1 gsm to 6 gsm. The coating include, by solids, 20 wt % to 90 wt % of non-film forming polymer particulates having a particle size from 50 nm to 300 nm and a glass transition temperature greater than 85.degree. C.; 1 wt % to 25 wt % water soluble polymer binder; 0.1 wt % to 5 wt % fixing agent; and 0.1 wt % to 10 wt % slip aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Lokendra Pal, Xulong Fu
  • Publication number: 20140080042
    Abstract: Negatives and laminates containing negatives for exposing liquid photopolymers in UV flexographic plate making are created by printing opaque images directly onto the protective or release cover films used in plate making processes. Combining negatives and cover films in this way eliminates two layers and two interfaces in the exposure process, reducing cost and improving quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: CHEMENCE, INC.
    Inventor: John P. MANEIRA
  • Publication number: 20140044897
    Abstract: A recording media containing a raw base substrate having, on its image side, a primary coating layer and a top image receiving layer is described herein. Said top image receiving layer encompasses a polymeric adhesion promoter having a glass transition temperature that is at, or above, 90° C. Also described is a printed article containing said recording media on which a printed feature has been formed with an ink composition that encompasses latex components that have a glass transition temperature that is at, or above, 90° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, David Edmondson, Rodney D. Stramel
  • Patent number: 8641181
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming method including applying an ink that forms an image by inkjetting an ink composition containing coloring particles, a water-soluble polymerizable compound, a polymerization initiator and water onto a recording medium in which a base paper, a first layer containing a binder, and a second layer containing a white pigment are layered in this order, and a Cobb water absorption degree on a surface of the first layer placed on the base paper is 5.0 g/m2 or less as measured by a water absorption degree test according to JIS P8140 with a contact time of 15 seconds, and a water absorption amount on a surface of the second layer is 2 mL/m2 to 8 mL/m2 as measured by a Bristow method with a contact time of 0.5 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Matsumoto, Koji Yasuda, Kiyoshi Irita, Misato Sasada
  • Patent number: 8623478
    Abstract: Provided is an ink that is the most suitable for a method for forming an organic transistor by transferring a pattern using a liquid-repellent transfer substrate, for example, a microcontact printing method or a reverse printing method. Specifically, provided is an organic semiconductor ink composition which can provide a uniform ink coating film on a surface of a liquid-repellent transfer substrate and which can provide a dry ink film or a semi-dry ink film capable of being easily transferred from the transfer substrate to a transfer-receiving base material. Also provided is a method for forming an organic semiconductor pattern of an organic transistor, the method using the organic semiconductor ink composition. The organic semiconductor ink composition used for obtaining a desired pattern by transferring an ink layer formed on a liquid-repellent transfer substrate to a printing base material contains an organic semiconductor, an organic solvent, and a fluorine-based surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Koutake, Masanori Kasai, Hisatomo Yonehara, Kiyofumi Takano
  • Publication number: 20130337199
    Abstract: Disclosed is a recording medium with a lenticular lens for ink jet recording. The recording medium includes: a lenticular lens layer having a convex part surface, on which a plurality of semicylindrical or arcuate and elongated convexes are arranged in parallel, and a backside surface; and an ink absorptive layer provided on the backside surface of the lenticular lens layer. In the recording medium, an ink permeable layer for avoiding the stay of ink droplets on a recorded face after printing, or an adhesive layer for rendering the recording medium easily fixable to a wall, a mount and the like, or a temporarily applicable part is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhito Suzuki, Tomio Sonehara, Jun Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20130323440
    Abstract: A method of producing inkjet media (170) includes dissolving heptahydrate epsomite in a coating solution comprising at least one surface sizing additive, coating at least one side of a substrate with the coating solution to produce the inkjet media (170). An inkjet medium (170) includes a substrate (172) and a coating layer (174) comprising heptahydrate epsomite deposited on a first side of the substrate, the coating layer (174) having a substantially uniform distribution of heptahydrate epsomite throughout its volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Xulong Fu, Xiaoqi Zhou, Lokendra Pal
  • Publication number: 20130316098
    Abstract: An aqueous cationic polyurethane dispersion for waterborne digital print and other applications comprising an aqueous dispersion of polyurethane having properly positioned tertiary amino groups, e.g., tethered tertiary amino group separated from backbone by at least two intervening atoms or terminal tertiary amino groups with multiple tertiary amino groups per terminus, where said amino groups are optionally partially quaternized and/or neutralized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander V. Lubnin, Dennis N. Malaba
  • Publication number: 20130273270
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sizing composition that, when applied to paper substrate, creates a substrate, preferably suitable for inkjet printing, having increased print density, enhanced print mottle, as well as print sharpness, low HST, and/or image dry time, the substrate preferably having high brightness and reduced color-to-color bleed as well. In addition, the present invention relates to a method of reducing the HST of a paper substate by applying the sizing composition to at least one surface thereof. Further, the application relates to methods of making and using the sizing composition, as well as methods of making and using the paper containing the sizing composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Yan C. Huang, Kapil M. Singh, David S. Shelmidine, Jeff R. Becker, Paul J. Fosco
  • Patent number: 8556411
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an inkjet printable article having an ink receiving layer bonded to a core substrate, the ink receiving layer including a blend of i) at least one self-crosslinkable polyurethane resin; ii) at least one self-crosslinkable styrene butadiene copolymer; and iii) at least one styrene acrylic copolymer, wherein the ink receiving layer is anionic or neutral, and wherein the core substrate includes a material selected from the group consisting of a woven material and a non-woven material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Bor-Jiunn Niu
  • Patent number: 8556405
    Abstract: There is provided an ink for recording, which contains: a coloring agent; a water-dispersible resin; a wetting agent; a surfactant; and water, wherein a total solid content of the coloring agent and the water-dispersible resin is 10% by mass to 30% with respect to a total mass of the ink, a ratio B/C is 0.1 to 1.6 where B is a solid content of the coloring agent in the ink, and C is a solid content of the water-dispersible resin in the ink, a viscosity of the ink is 5 mPa·s to 20 mPa·s at 25° C., and a surface tension of the ink is 35 mN/m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Habashi, Michihiko Namba, Mariko Kojima, Akihiko Gotoh, Tamotsu Aruga, Kiyofumi Nagai
  • Publication number: 20130266746
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sizing composition that, when applied to paper substrate, creates a substrate, preferably suitable for inkjet printing, having increased print density, and print mottle, as well as print sharpness, low HST, and/or image dry time, the substrate preferably having high brightness and reduced color-to-color bleed as well. In addition, the present invention relates to a method of reducing the HST of a paper substrate by applying the sizing composition to at least one surface thereof. Further, the application relates to methods of making and using the sizing composition, as well as methods of making and using the paper containing the sizing composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Yan C. Huang, Kapil M. Singh, David B. Shelmidine, Benjamin Thomas Liguzinski, Christopher Michael Wilson
  • Publication number: 20130257988
    Abstract: A coating composition for pre-treating a substrate prior to inkjet printing thereon, and an inkjet receiving medium comprising a substrate and having a topmost layer coated thereon, where the coating composition and topmost layer comprise one or more aqueous-soluble salts of multivalent metal cations, a cationic polyelectrolyte comprising amidine moieties, and one or more second polymer which is distinct from the cationic polyelectrolyte and which is selected from the group consisting of a polyamide-epichlorohydrin, a polyamine solution polymer, and a waterborne or water-dispersible polyurethane. The topmost layer is advantageously at a solid content of from 0.1 to 5 g/m2, and comprises from 30-90 wt % of the one or more aqueous soluble salts of multivalent metal cations, at least 0.01 g/m2 of the cationic polyelectrolyte comprising amidine moieties, and at least 0.005 g/m2 of the second polymer which is distinct from the cationic polyelectrolyte comprising amidine moieties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Yang Xiang, Raouf Botros
  • Publication number: 20130250017
    Abstract: A recording medium surface property modifying apparatus is disclosed. The recording medium surface property modifying apparatus includes a conveying unit which conveys a recording medium in a predetermined direction; a discharging electrode which rotates and comes into contact with a face to be treated of the recording medium which is conveyed by the conveying unit to cause the face to be treated to be in contact with plasma to modify a surface property of the recording medium; and a hollow-shaped cover member which covers a plasma treatment unit which includes the discharging electrode, the recording medium surface property modifying apparatus further including a humidity control unit which controls, in advance, humidity of the plasma treatment unit in alignment with acidity of the recording medium which undergoes the surface property modifying treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Haruki SAITOH, Hijiri Ogata, Takehiro Nakamura, Masaru Hoshina
  • Publication number: 20130216738
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a printed substrate including a multilayer film having the following layered configuration: a print layer having a thickness of at least about 0.6 mils, which is receptive to eco-solvent inks, mild-solvent inks, latex inks, UV inks, or combinations thereof, and where the print layer includes one or more of eco-solvent inks, mild-solvent inks, latex inks, UV inks, or combinations thereof; a tie layer; a core layer; and an adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Avery Dennison Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130209708
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a print medium for inkjet printing and a method of producing such a print medium. In particular, the present invention is directed to a print medium comprising a base layer having a first side and a reverse side, an absorptive layer being in contact with the first side of the base layer, and a topcoat being in contact with the absorptive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Patrick A.C. Gane, Vesa Kukkamo, Catherine Jean Ridgway
  • Publication number: 20130201268
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a print media comprising an image receiving layer comprising a latex ink film-forming aid. The present invention also provides for a method of forming an image using a latex ink and a print media coated with an image receiving layer comprising a latex ink film-forming aid. The present invention also provides for a printed product comprising a latex ink printed on a print media comprising an image receiving layer comprising a latex ink film-forming aid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LP
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, Xulong Fu, David Edmondson
  • Patent number: 8480225
    Abstract: An inkjet recording medium including: a coated paper substrate; and an inkjet-receptive coating applied to at least one side of the coated paper wherein the inkjet-receptive coating includes inorganic oxide particles, a multivalent metal salt and a binder; wherein said inorganic oxide particles includes a cationic porous silica having an average particle size less than 0.5 microns and a pore volume of at least 0.70 ml/g and a surface area less than 200 m2/g, and said inkjet recording medium has a 75° gloss of at least 60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Newpage Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Romano, Jr., Rhonda G. Justice
  • Publication number: 20130120489
    Abstract: Paper used in an inkjet printer has a recording area where information is recorded; a non-recording area where information is not recorded; and an open part formed in the non-recording area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8436088
    Abstract: Plasters and renders and paints, copolymer dispersions and their use Compositions containing selected polymer dispersions, colloidal silica, fillers and pigments are described. These can be formulated to give plasters and renders or paints which are distinguished by excellent abrasion resistance, little tendency to soiling, high water vapor permeability, good adhesion and good weathering stability. The compositions according to the invention can be processed to give plasters and renders or paints which have a nanostructured surface and which differ from conventionally produced surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Celanese Emulsions GmbH
    Inventors: Ivan Cabrera, Thomas Fichtner, Stephan Krieger, Marc Theodorus Ratering